The PlayStation Experience, also known as PSX, is back for it’s 4th year in a row! 

PSX 2017 will take place December 9th and 10th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California. This special event remains hosted by PlayStation and highlights up and coming tech and games exclusively from Sony. To quote PlayStation’s Sid Shuma:

That includes hands-on time with PS4 Pro on huge, gorgeous Sony 4K HDR TVs, dozens of PlayStation VR demos, game developer panels, rare merchandise and collectibles, and a whole lot more.

The experience started back in 2014, when PlayStation celebrated its 20th anniversary with a commemorative event in Las Vegas. Since then, PSX has gained fans and attention over the years, and has become an exclusive event for PlayStation premier announcements. Last year’s PSX (2016) featured several game trailers and debuts that were NOT presented at E3 2016. These announcements included Uncharted: Lost Legacy, Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite, and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. And of course, the hottest announcement being a trailer for the highly anticipated Last of Us Part 2

What can we expect at PSX 2017? Rumors are that we could be seeing a new PlayStation console emerge. PlayStation now faces strong competition added by the Xbox One X and Nintendo Switch. Whether this console would be a modified and strengthened PS4, OR the speculated PlayStation 5, we have yet to find out.

And what about game announcements and demos? The biggest game at E3 2017 remains PlayStation’s Spider-Man. All we recieved at the Expo was an extensive trailer demo, that featured gameplay and cutscenes. Perhaps at PSX, Sony will debut and physical demo that gamers can get their hands on!  In addition, hopefully we’ll receive more news about The Last of Us Part 2. More specifically, another in-depth trailer and release date. And with all the recent updates about Kingdom Hearts 3 from the D23 Expo this past July, perhaps we will receive a more specific release date other than simply “2018”. 

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In addition to new game trailers and demos, PSX 2017 will also host Capcom Cup 2017! During the event, a special area stage will be provided for the top Street Fighter V competitors in the world. The event will namely take place on Sunday, December 10th, with the Grand Finale matches happening that night. The winner will not only be awarded $250,000 in prizing, but will be crowned as the 2017 Street Fighter V World Champion!

Overall, PSX 2017 is looking like it’s going to be an unbelievable event. With PlayStation’s overall success, and the hype that was born from PSX 2016, it is no wonder that 2017 will be bigger and better. I’m personally excited to be attending this event. As an avid PlayStation fan myself, I cannot wait for new announcements, to get my hands on some PS4 and PSVR demos, and of course, grab some sweet sweet swag. If you’re a fan of a Sony franchise, or simply want to be surrounded by up and coming gaming tech, then head down to Anaheim this December! Discounted Early Bird tickets for PlayStation Experience 2017 are now available for purchase. 

More PlayStation Experience announcements will become available as they are announced. 

 

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